I thank God every time I think of our donors! I also pray that each of you will continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.
As I mentioned in the previous devotion, we cannot do God’s work successfully without godly tools. It is important to take time daily to read the Bible, meditate on it and then obey it. So, I want to continue to share about VISION. We know from Scripture that where there is no vision, the people perish.
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3).
God never promised that we would be exempt or even immune from obstacles when we follow a vision He has given us. One thing I know for sure; if God has given you the vision, He will give the promotion in the midst of affliction. No obstacle stops God!
From the time we get the vision until it becomes a reality, we will be tested in various areas of our lives – just like Joseph.
- Our faith will be tested. It is important that we have faith in the midst of the storm. I pray that God finds us steadfast in our faith in Him.
- Our patience will be tested. Things do not happen when we want them to happen. Some of us desire to have patience, RIGHT NOW. To see the blessings of God, we need to have patience.
We often drift away from our vision because of our attitude. We ought never to give up on a God-given vision, no matter how negative the response from other people, or how low we may feel. As long as God is on our side, we need not worry that the vision will be fulfilled.
“…(look) unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2)
I know that I have a calling from the Lord to carry on the vision that God gave to my father many years ago, but I have felt like quitting many times. Sometimes persecution has caused me to feel like quitting (2 Corinthians 4:8-9). But I know that this is God’s vision to raise and train One Million Orphan Leaders by 2030. If I abandon God’s vision, I am also forfeiting His protection, provision, power and His presence.
Small dreams will never stretch us; they only make us dependent on ourselves. The bigger the vision, the more dependent we must become on God and God alone. It is my prayer and desire that God will give each of you a ” God-sized” vision for your life and ministry.